Captain Marvel is the next chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, though it takes place prior to most of the chapters we have already seen. Taking place in the 1990s is not all that will set the film apart, however, according to Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige.
“While it is an origin story of our hero, it is a very different type of origin story which we’re excited to unveil to audiences,” Feige told Variety on Friday night. Feige on his way into the Britannia Awards where he was honored with the Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award.
— Variety (@Variety) October 27, 2018
The superhero genre has had more than its share of origin stories, including a handful from Marvel Studios. We know that Captain Marvel will begin with Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) already having her powers. The trailer suggests we’ll discover her origin along with Carol as memories of her life on Earth return after she crash lands from space into a Blockbuster Video store.
The non-linear narrative should help Captain Marvel circumvent the typical three-act structure of an origin film and at least some of the tropes that come with it. The change of pace will be refreshing and hopefully, keep audiences on their toes.